“It’s like a nightmare,” said John Graziano, who owns an industrial-strength water treatment plant in the Bronx.
“You know you’re going to have to clean it up.”
Graziano said the city has no plan to replace its aging water treatment plants.
“It’s a huge, huge mess,” he said.
“We’ve got to fix this before it’s too late.”
Gizmodo reports that the water crisis is costing New York state a staggering $8 billion.
The New York Times reports that New York has spent nearly $6 billion since 2011 to deal with the crisis, with New York city alone spending nearly $1 billion.
The water crisis has resulted in more than 600,000 residents, including many elderly, unable to drink their water.
In recent days, the New York Daily News has reported that more than 3 million residents in the city have been given the green light to boil their water, and that a total of 6 million people in the state are currently facing restrictions on drinking water.